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828 Go Local Challenge


Spread the local love this February

It’s February and you know what that means? As proclaimed by the City of Asheville (read proclamation here), February is Love Asheville/Go Local Month, a time to celebrate and show appreciation for our local independent businesses and their contribution to the vibrant local economy. And we’re so excited to share how we plan to recognize this special time, these amazing businesses!

The 828 Go Local Challenge

Support 8 of your favorite local businesses over the 28 days in February!

Tag us on Instagram @golocalasheville, @avldowntown, @cityofasheville, @justeconomicswnc and @air_asheville and we’ll share your images and local experiences.

Use the hashtag: #828golocalchallenge

For all of you who use social media and love a good challenge, here’s how to participate:
STEP 1: Visit 8 independent businesses that take our #GoLocalCard (sooo easy to find on our new Go Local app btw!) during the 28 days of February

STEP 2: Each time you visit a business, take a photo (i.e. of your purchase, a selfie of you in front of the business itself, your food if it’s a restaurant…feel free to get creative!)

STEP 3: Post your photos to your Instagram *feed* (not just in your stories, although you’ll get a bonus entry if you do!)

STEP 4: Be sure to both: Tag @golocalasheville and *use the hashtag* #828GoLocalChallenge  We’d also LOVE it if you’d shout out/tag the business you visited if they have social media – they love it too, and your visits mean a lot to them!)
STEP 5: Repeat!

Go Local will be tracking all of this awesomeness, sharing your posts, and together we’ll shine the (much deserved) spotlight on our Go Local business members! At the end of the month, everyone who has posted will be entered to win some faaaabulous prizes and local merch.

If you’re a business that wants to get involved feel free to email [email protected] with any ideas.